College and University Pathway Programs

College and University Pathway Programs

 – COVID-19 Situation Update –

As an institution on the approved Designated Learning Institute (DLI), Heartland welcomes all students who are finding themselves in need of an English Language program that qualifies for a study permit extension.  

Students interested in pursing a college or university program at one of our partner schools will still need to meet with the requirements outlined here and meet with the other admission requirements as set by their desired college or university.  

Prepare yourself for a Canadian college or university and improve your English skills to meet post secondary language requirements.  You will learn the skills needed to succeed in degree and college level courses and receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance to respected colleges and universities.

The Pathway Programs provide:

  • Monitoring of academic performance and on-going academic counseling
  • Information sessions by select colleges for students.
  • A bridge program with Booth University College for students to study English before their Fall term begins

Pathway Program requirements:

  • Students must indicate that they are pathway on their application and the college they are intending to attend.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 10 or 20 weeks in the level required to meet the college level requirement.
  • Students must achieve the minimum required passing mark to meet the college level requirement (including marks from weekly tests, attendance, participation, homework, and presentations)
  • If students test into a lower level than the one they require for the pathway, they must complete 10 weeks of the lower level and then the 10 – 20 weeks in the level required to complete the Pathway program. Please note that this means students could spend 10 – 30 or more weeks depending on their English level when they begin. Please account for your time at Heartland accordingly.
In Manitoba we partner with:

  Assiniboine Community College (ACC)

  ATC (Arts & Technology Centre with Louis Riel School Division)

  Booth University College

International College of Manitoba (ICM)

  Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

  PACE (Professional, Applied and Continuing Education at The University of Winnipeg)

  Providence University College

  Robertson College

  Steinbach Bible College

    Manitoba Pathway Partners Requirements
In Ontario we partner with:

  St. Lawrence College

  Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

  Sault College

  Lambton College

  Georgian College

  Evergreen College


Ontario Pathway Partners Requirements

These scores are approximate equivalencies:

Heartland Approximate Equivalent
Entry Top Notch 1 A1-A2 26-38 10-40 <4.0 <3 110-380
Intermediate 1 Top Notch 2 A2-B1 38-52 40-50 4.0-4.5 4 380-520
Intermediate 2 Top Notch 3 B1 52-70 50-60 4.5-5.5 5 520-700
Advanced 1 Summit 1 B2 70-90 60-70 5.5-6.0 6-7 700-820
Advanced 2 Summit 2 B2-C1 90-100 70-80 6.0-6.5 8-9 820-900
Advanced 3 Speak Out C1-C2 100-120 80-90 6.5 + 10-12 900 +

We also offer an online English Placement Assessment test.  Please find out more here